Broken Biscuits

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Coucou, Everyone! Just had to share one of my favorite photos and its accompanying story…

A year ago, a friend of a friend told me she had a friend (are you following?) that I just had to meet, as she was about to move to Paris. Great, I thought, I love to meet others with a shared love for Paris. Patty and I agreed to meet in the neighborhood she had chosen to live in for the next 12 months: the 11th. Of the 20 arrondissements in Paris, a handful of them hold much less interest to me than others, and the 11th is one of them. I can’t say I know why this is, but something about it has never had much draw for me. I know there are many loyal onzième-ers out there, so please don’t be offended! Anyway, the good news is, Patty – even before moving to Paris – loved the 11th, so she was totally prepared to share her knowledge of the neighborhood with me.

We made plans for a morning date on what ended up being a rather wet day. I stopped over at her place near a charming small park, then we headed to the nearby and newly-opened Broken Biscuits. We chatted briefly with the two employees then ordered our goodies and settled into the front two seats. As you can see from the exterior photo, it’s a very small space, so we were lucky to get the best seats in the house.

Not too many people stopped in in the time we were sitting there, but the story that goes along with the shot of me in the window is one of my all-time favorite photo stories. You see, a woman with the red grocery cart walked up first, and parked her market purchases right out front. Seeing this, I interrupted Patty, and hopped outside to take a photo. What a cute shot, right? Within a couple of minutes, though, a man on this lovely blue bike parked it right in front, and perfectly, too. You see, it’s not leaning, it’s not locked up, it’s just perfectly positioned in front of the shop front.

At this point, Patty was 100% in on the impromptu photo shoot as well, and we knew we had to be quick about it because these customers would be served within minutes. We both jumped up and shot each other sitting poetically in the front window in what had been an already-darling scene, but the elements that came along just made it that much better.

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Pâtisseries and tea goodies
Julia Willard, Julie Willard, Falling Off Bicycles, Holland photography, waterlogue, tinrocket, Paris, colorful France, France photography
Scones and hot tea

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Waterlogue Wednesdays: Greenery in NL

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The cutest Amsterdam front scene
Julia Willard, Julie Willard, Falling Off Bicycles, Holland photography, waterlogue, tinrocket, Amsterdam, solo bike parking, France photography
Purple hydrangeas in summer
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Parked bikes and gorgeous greenery
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A favorite façade

An Amsterdam Waterlogue Wednesday for you today as I share some recent photos from a few days I recently spent in Amsterdam. In the midst of a couple of weeks of not-so-desirable weather, I caught a few beautiful days with great light and had a ball shooting as I wandered around.

Is anyone headed to Amsterdam this summer? June through September are my favorite months in the City. Next time you’re planning a European getaway during that time frame, don’t forget Amsterdam!

Waterlogue Wednesdays: Summer in Roma II

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Épanouissement
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Profilé
Julia Willard, Julie Willard, Falling Off Bicycles, Holland photography, waterlogue, tinrocket, Rome, Italy, colorful Italia, Italy photography
Éclatant

Here’s a continuation of the photos from Rome. I wandered (as I do everywhere) for hours and hours by myself looking for picturesque scenes and vibrant colors typical of Rome. I even wore a vibrant skirt, myself, in case there were any nice spots to shoot with me in the shot. I particularly love the façade photo, as it shows the many colors of the City, as well as lots of beautiful vines and lanterns. Check my website and etsy soon for prints for sale.

Images brought to you by moi and Waterlogue.

Waterlogue Wednesdays: Springy Pink in Paris

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Illustration
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Superficiel
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Épanouissement
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Éclatant

Beautiful shades and hues of pink dot the Paris landscape in Spring. Here are images from a few of my favorite places to take in Spring in Paris.

Images brought to you by moi and Waterlogue.